What are these Ajahn Chah sangha monks' names?

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What are these Ajahn Chah sangha monks' names?

Post by Stiphan » Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:17 pm

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I am wondering what all of these monks' names are. I recognize, of course, Ajahn Chah, Ajahn Sumedho, Ajahn Brahm, and Ajahn Pasanno, but I don't recognize the rest. Especially, I would like to know the name of the monk at the rightmost of the picture.

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Post by Mr Man » Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:18 pm

The monk directly behind Ajahn Chah is Ajahn Anando, who was the abbot of Chithurst (& Harnham) at one time. He left the monkhood some years back. He has now passed away. To the left of him is Ajahn Viradhammo. Front right is Ajahn Khemadhammo.

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Post by dharmacorps » Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:52 pm

Ajahn Sumedho is the tallest one, to his left is Ajahn Passano (Abhayagiri Abbott).

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Re: What are these Ajahn Chah sangha monks' names?

Post by Stiphan » Wed May 09, 2018 4:53 pm

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What is the name of the Sino-Tibetan monk on the left?

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Re: What are these Ajahn Chah sangha monks' names?

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Wed May 09, 2018 5:02 pm

Front row, on the left, is Ajahn Gavesako.
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Re: What are these Ajahn Chah sangha monks' names?

Post by Nicolas » Wed May 09, 2018 5:06 pm

Stiphan wrote:
Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:17 pm
Especially, I would like to know the name of the monk at the rightmost of the picture.
It looks like Ajahn Amaro.

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Post by Mr Man » Wed May 09, 2018 5:30 pm

Nicolas wrote:
Wed May 09, 2018 5:06 pm
Stiphan wrote:
Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:17 pm
Especially, I would like to know the name of the monk at the rightmost of the picture.
It looks like Ajahn Amaro.
But is Ajahn Khemadhammo

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ajahn_Khemadhammo

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Re: What are these Ajahn Chah sangha monks' names?

Post by Nicolas » Wed May 09, 2018 5:52 pm

Mr Man wrote:
Wed May 09, 2018 5:30 pm
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Ah, oops, I hadn't registered your first post. Thanks for the correction.

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Re: What are these Ajahn Chah sangha monks' names?

Post by Stiphan » Wed May 09, 2018 6:48 pm

Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:
Wed May 09, 2018 5:02 pm
Front row, on the left, is Ajahn Gavesako.
Thank you, Bhante, but that is the Japanese monk. What is the monk's name to the furthest left, standing to the right of Ajahn Gavesako, a bit further behind?

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Post by SarathW » Wed May 09, 2018 9:32 pm

Ajahn Brahm
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Re: What are these Ajahn Chah sangha monks' names?

Post by mikenz66 » Wed May 09, 2018 9:37 pm

Ajahn Brahm has a Bachelor's degree in Physics from Cambridge.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ajahn_Brahm#Early_life

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Re: What are these Ajahn Chah sangha monks' names?

Post by Dhammanando » Thu May 10, 2018 2:54 am

Stiphan wrote:
Wed May 09, 2018 6:48 pm
Thank you, Bhante, but that is the Japanese monk. What is the monk's name to the furthest left, standing to the right of Ajahn Gavesako, a bit further behind?
Possibly the American monk Ajahn Santacitto (now the layman Stephen Saslav). But I'm not certain since I never got to meet Santacitto in person.

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Re: What are these Ajahn Chah sangha monks' names?

Post by Sam Vara » Thu May 10, 2018 6:37 am

Dhammanando wrote:
Thu May 10, 2018 2:54 am
Stiphan wrote:
Wed May 09, 2018 6:48 pm
Thank you, Bhante, but that is the Japanese monk. What is the monk's name to the furthest left, standing to the right of Ajahn Gavesako, a bit further behind?
Possibly the American monk Ajahn Santacitto (now the layman Stephen Saslav). But I'm not certain since I never got to meet Santacitto in person.

https://www.budsas.org/ebud/see-way/love-and.htm
No, that's not Steve Saslav/Santacitto. He's a good friend of mine and I see him regularly.

He is rather poorly, by the way, having recently endured a gruelling round of chemotherapy. If the name means anything to anyone, he could do with some best wishes and prayers to help him.

It just occurred to me that when I see him, I can ask him who the venerable monk is.

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Post by Sam Vara » Thu May 10, 2018 12:59 pm

Update!

Steve (ex Santacitto) confirms that the monk on the extreme left is not him, but is, he thinks, a monk named Puriso. He remembers him as a brilliant translator. He disrobed and married a Thai woman.

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Re: What are these Ajahn Chah sangha monks' names?

Post by Puriso » Sat Aug 25, 2018 12:35 pm

I can tell you the names of all of these monks. The one at the back far left is Puriso Bhikkhu (myself), who left the robes in 1992

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